Lyle B. Clark Obituary

Lyle B. Clark

Lyle B. Clark, age 80, of Council Bluffs, passed away November 16, 2019 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. Lyle was born February 2, 1939 in Silver City, Iowa to the late John and Mercedes (Merk) Clark. He attended country school; graduated from Carson, Iowa High School in 1957 and attended IWCC. Lyle joined the U. S. Air Force and traveled the world. He then joined the Army Reserve for 20 plus years, where he served in Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia with his son, Michael, retiring as Sgt. First-Class. Lyle married Mary Claire Rauterkus on May 5, 1962. They were blessed with seven children in 9 years. Lyle was a machinist at Western Electric for 37 years, retiring in 1986. He was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church; VFW Post #11355 and the Council Bluffs Rifle and Pistol Club. Lyle enjoyed target shooting, family get-togethers, boating, motorcycling and vacationing at Lake Stockton in Missouri. In addition to his parents, Lyle was preceded in death by his brother, Tom Clark; infant sister, Luella and brother-in-law, Bob Jansen. Lyle is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Claire Clark; daughters, Patty (Roger) Gantt, all of Council Bluffs, Mary Susan (Ray) Bradish, of Gretna, Nebraska, Cheryl (John) Long, of Sidney, Iowa; sons, David Clark, Michael (Stephanie) Clark, Thomas (David Jones) Clark, all of Council Bluffs, Kevin (Kimara) Clark, of Omaha; “adopted sons”, Terry “Bo” Jones and Chris Brosnihan; 18 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; sister, Judy Jansen, of Omaha; nieces and nephews.
February 2, 1939 - November 16, 201902/02/193911/16/2019
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Lyle B. Clark, age 80, of Council Bluffs, passed away November 16, 2019 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. Lyle was born February 2, 1939 in Silver City, Iowa to the late John and Mercedes (Merk) Clark. He attended country school; graduated from Carson, Iowa High School in 1957 and attended IWCC. Lyle joined the U. S. Air Force and traveled the world. He then joined the Army Reserve for 20 plus years, where he served in Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia with his son, Michael, ret...

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Events

Nov
21
Wake Service
Thursday, November 21 2019
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Cutler-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home
545 Willow Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
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Followed by visitation with the family until 8:00 p.m.
Nov
22
Mass of Christian Burial
Friday, November 22 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
St. Peter Catholic Church
709 S. 28th Street
Omaha, NE 68105
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With full military honors. A lunch in Kottas Hall at St. Peter’s will follow interment.
Final Resting Place
Memorial Park Cemetery
1350 E. Pierce Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
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Memorial Contributions

St. Peter Catholic Church
709 S. 28th Street, Omaha, NE 68105
402 341-4560